Found December 11, 2011 on Kukla's Korner:
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from RunnersWeb.com, This week, I looked into how hockey is taking over our sporting world in Canada. In Canada, NHL hockey is broadcasted every Saturday night on CBC’s, Hockey Night in Canada starring the man everyone loves to hate, Don Cherry. On a similar note, it is a little disconcerting that when the CBC asked Canadians to vote on the greatest Canadian, Mr. Cherry was a frontrunner. Although I do find he knows his hockey inside and out, and I appreciate his support of the Canadian forces- does he really deserve to be up there with Frederick Banting and Terry Fox? CBC also carries many international hockey tournaments, and major games like those of the 1972 Summit Series or the 2002 Winter Olympics that received some of the highest ratings in Canadian television history. Hockey Night in Canada, or HNIC, is by far CBC’s most profitable show and supports many of the corporation’s other ventures. HNIC broke its own NHL playoff viewership record during Game 1 of the 2011 Stanley C...
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